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World Class Industries Inc Operations Supervisor in Hiawatha, Iowa


The core mission of the Operations Supervisor is to lead daily operations within our production facilities. The Operations Supervisor will be accountable for safely achieving the highest product quality standards, while driving process improvements through implementation of Lean Manufacturing techniques.

Essential Functions:

  • Alignment with Corporate Values: All World Class employees are expected to perform their work in a manner that exhibits understanding and adherence to the Company Mission and Core Values of World Class Industries. Employees in management roles must exhibit continual improvement along World Class’s Leadership Traits. Further, each employee must read and adhere to corporate policies and safety protocol.

  • Team Health-LMA-Daily Communication

  • CQDE(S) Goal Achievement-Process Adherence/Training process/Production

  • Ensure tactical, financial drivers are managed

  • Structured Problem Solving through variable identification and improvement implementation- Continuous Improvement

  • Safety Committee Driver- Ensure, Improve and Engage employees in a safe working environment

  • Incorporate standard work to meet and exceed customer production requirements

  • Accountable to lead and support the assembly and shipping/receiving of products

  • Driver of quality processes into daily work to ensure product compliance, in partnership with Quality Analyst

  • Actively communicate and interact with members of Product Realization, Supply Chain/Customer Service and/or tactical customer representatives

  • Manage inventory accuracy

  • Task driver for specific projects

  • Cross-functional Competence

  • Visual Workplace Owner

  • Engaged and Empowered Work Teams

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or GED (required)

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred and/or comparable work experience (preferred)


  • 3HAG Principles (preferred)

  • ERP Proficiency (preferred)

  • Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and MRP system (preferred)

  • Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement Methodology- (certain elements)

  • Initiative Project Management- (Change Management)

  • Autonomous Work Team (exposure)

Physical Requirements:

Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently.

Constant (67%-100% of work day)

  • Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work- those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

Frequent (34-66% of work day)

  • Standing: maintaining an upright position.

  • Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.

Occasional (33% or less of work day)

  • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction

  • Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.

  • Lifting: raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.

  • Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling: writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touch.

  • Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range; ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when auscultating and percussing.

  • Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

  • Bending: bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist and/or bending leg; bending legs at knee to come to rest or kneel.

  • Pushing/Pulling: using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward/using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

  • Climbing: stairs, stools, ramps, ladders.

Intellectual/emotional requirements

  • Adaptability to perform under stress when confronted with critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.

  • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.

  • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.

  • Adaptability to perform repetitive work or to perform continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace.

Visual Acuity:

  • Ability to accurately read measurements on equipment.

  • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer

    About World Class Industries:

    WCI has grown from $50M in annual sales to more than $250M in the last 10 years. During the same period, we have added four new locations, bringing the total up to seven, including one located internationally. That growth has provided an opportunity to further expand our vision with our customers and increase our capabilities.